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Red Fromia Starfish
Fromia elegans
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 1-2 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Monitor
Diet: sponge, epiphytic matter and bacterial slime
Origin: Indo-Pacificbr><b>Acclimation Time:
Coral Safe: monitor around corals
Invertebrate Safe: Monitor
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
  
  

The Red Fromia Starfish fascinates with its amazing and interesting behavior. The Red Fromia Starfish is delicate and needs care and parameters like constant salinity. Low salinity will lower its life span. This is a nocturnal animal and basically feeds on detritus and any uneaten food that makes its way to the sand bed. The Red Fromia Starfish is often advised to be used in an aquarium with sand beds. The Red Fromia Starfish is a bottom dweller and is omnivorous in nature. It is a very peace loving organism and therefore doesn?t harm or disturb any other inhabitants. With its cleaning properties, the Red Fromia Starfish makes a great addition to any home. Since the Red Fromia Starfish is a slow mover, it is not advisable to keep it with puffers which are considered as natural predators. Its breeding can be really difficult in a home aquarium as it is very difficult to distinguish male and female. The Red Fromia Starfish generally lives alone and will also tolerate others of the same species. The tank should be well established with algae and enough microorganisms so that the Red Fromia Starfish can get to eat something on foraging the sand. It is very intolerant of sudden changes in oxygen levels, salinity and pH of the water, and can not tolerate copper-based medications. The Red Fromia Starfish should never be exposed to air while handling, or else it will die. It is extremely difficult to breed in an aquarium with no distinguishing characteristics between male and female. The food should include flake foods and small pieces of fish or mussel and its peaceful nature makes it a reef safe species.

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